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Nina Kingsford-Smith

Today, we're talking nutrition! Want to know how to get the most bang for your buck with any meal you eat? And by that, we mean how to extract the most nutrients so that you feel satisfied and energised, not just after you finish eating but in daily life too? Check our our cheat sheet below to make the most of any meal. But first, we have some exciting news!. Drum roll please...

Hi all, it's Nina the nutritionist at tonika health. I'm currently sitting here looking out the window at heavy rainfall and grey skies. Ah such typical winter weather! Don't get me wrong though, I do love winter with it's rainy days and cozy weather. After all, what could be better than wrapping yourself up in a blanket with a hot water bottle and a warm mug of hot cacao! A downside of this time of year, however, are the colds and flus that seem to run rampant. Luckily, there are...

You get home from a long day and all you want is a bowl of ice cream. It's a week before your period and you can't stop thinking about chocolate. You've just had a sweaty session at the gym and you'd kill for something salty like chips. Or perhaps it's any other plethora of things. Regardless of what the craving is, I'm betting that we've all experienced them before! Sometimes, cravings are minor. Sometimes, cravings feel so intense that they're all you can think about, you may feel unable to...

Hi all! It's your friendly student nutritionist and front-of-desk, Nina. Do you get occasional tummy troubles and digestive issues? Well I'm here to save the day! (Or at least to help you save yourself from those stinky burps and farts, stomach aches, reflux, toilet troubles, etc). Here are 10 easy tips to help support better digestion (fun fact - your digestive system extends all the way from mouth to anus...

Did you know that 18% of Australians have experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months? And that 26% of those receiving food relief are under the age of 19? Hunger is a hidden crisis in Australia and charities are struggling to meet the growing issue, and each month 65,000 Australians seeking food relief are unable to be assisted. This is an issue that we're incredibly passionate about at tonika health. So we're helping by running a Christmas food drive (led by Nina, our friendly front-of-desk and student nutritionist). This is your chance to help families,...

You wake up in the morning and reach for your phone. You open Facebook and someone has shared an article about the keto diet. Then you get up and turn on the TV to hear Kochie and Sam talking about some celebrity's intermittent fasting weight loss secrets. Then, on the way to the train station you walk by the newsagency with a magazine talking about a different celebrity's low fat diet. Thennn, on the train you're scrolling through Instagram and see someone post about their newly adopted vegan diet. You...

Hi all, it’s friendly front of desk and nutrition student, Nina. As you're probably aware, it’s the second last day of July…so perhaps it's technically a little late to jump on the Plastic Free July bandwagon if you haven’t already. (Read more about it HERE if you’re unsure what I’m rambling about). But why only commit to one month of  trying to reduce waste? Why not make it an overall lifestyle change? (Side note - it'll also do your wallet and health huge favours by saving money and naturally avoiding packaged foods). Here are just a few...

Hey there! It's Nina (friendly face at the front desk and nutritionist-in-the-making). Being environmentally conscious is something we're all really passionate about at tonika health, and cutting down on waste, including kitchen waste, is a hot topic at the moment (and for good reason)! Did you know that, according to OzHarvest, Australians throw out about four million tonnes of food each year, and that about a third of food produced globally gets lost or wasted? What's more, food in landfill produces methane, a gas which is about 25 times more potent...